Sunday Ratings | THE BLOCK auctions bring home massive money and a massive night for Nine


When The Block goes to auction it’s never going to be beaten…and it was no different in 2020.

The Block (1,610,000 [1,428,000 final; 1,792,000 winner]) does huge business, delivering the biggest finale this year, though the second-lowest finale in the 16-year history of the series. 60 Minutes (841,000) appreciated the ratings halo that helped it to some massive numbers too. Nine land first in both primary (33.4%) and network (41.4%) shares.

Beat The Chasers (583,000) did its best though landed its lowest numbers yet. Crime Investigation Australia (244,000) and a repeat of Killer Tapes (165,000) rounded out Seven’s night. They rounded out in second in both primary (16.4%) and network (23.2%) shares.

Restoration Australia (485,000) the ABC’s entertainment best, followed by Roadkill (375,000) and a repeat of Total Control (85,000). The Sound (82,000) delivered phenomenal music and performances at 6pm. ABC turn in third in both primary (9.9%) and network (14.5%) shares.

The Sunday Project (270,000 6:30pm; 325,000 7pm) 10’s best for the night, followed closely by The Graham Norton Show (269,000)…and that’s saying something. FBI (214,000) followed by a double episode of Blood and Treasure (117,000; 85,000) did a whole bunch of nothing. 10 fourth in both primary (7.6%) and network (13.3%) shares.

Heeler-watch™: Bluey (164,000 am; 139,000 pm) continues to do massive business for the ABC.

Weekend Sunrise (207,000) scrapes in ahead of Weekend Today (201,000) and Weekend Breakfast (164,000 [93,000 ABC; 71,000 ABC News]). Insiders (413,000 [260,000 ABC; 153,000 ABC News]) and Offsiders (246,000 [146,000 ABC; 100,000 ABC News]) again cement their place as a part of our Sunday morning ritual.

All ratings data listed is Five City Metro, overnights only.

Data© OzTAM Pty Limited 2020. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy} in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

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